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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I've been going over it for a while and I'm not seeing anything either, although I agree with SGamerz in waiting to see if anyone else has an idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

'Praise be given to you but not to me' suggests envy which suggests green.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Green it is then:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Errr....if angel's guess is right, then maybe press the same button again? Because if "envy" is the clue it's also the last line of the verse and I don't see any other hints of colour behind.

Again, we should probably wait till the others have the time to weigh in on this....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Pick up a wooden pole and press the buttons with that, so that the electric shock doesn't conduct to us and we can just brute force the stupid puzzle?
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As far as death and human misery goes, Tobacco is basically World War II grinding on forever with no real sign of stopping in our life times. Death camps and nuclear bombs and stuff are certainly dramatic, but public health crises are always and forever bigger than wars on the global scale.

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White people are basically just horrible...The entire Reagan Revolution is just white people voting to destroy their own social safety nets because they'd rather fucking starve than let black people eat.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Omegonthesane wrote:
Pick up a wooden pole and press the buttons with that, so that the electric shock doesn't conduct to us and we can just brute force the stupid puzzle?


If possible, I second this idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

That would be the smart way of doing it, yes, but isn't an option. Though, technically the text doesn't say the electricity is coming from the button, maybe something in the room shoots lightning at you or something.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Push green again.
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1 point of damage.

The combination is 5 buttons long, that's 5^5 possible combinations, though as soon as you get one wrong you know about it.

This will likely take a while, though explaining what the clue is about more or less outright gives the answer. I think the first time I played I either found it by trial and error and maybe some cheating, or because the button matrix gives it away with bad design.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The only words written by a dying man's hand that we encountered were from that book in the cave:
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'I wish my page would get here with the key to the chest so i could get the Zombie Control Amulet. He keeps it because i lose things too easily. It doesn't matter. We're all going to die. At least the ship with the amulet got off safely. They were able to damage Sxelba enough with it to banish him for at least 200 years, but they did not have the time to kill him. Now, as the last bit of his destructive magic takes effect, we are dying. The outside is destroyed, and only our underground portion remains. It is truly a shame. The magnet was almost working and the magic mouth was just about functioning properly. I fear it will be taken over by some evil demon.
'What is happening? I feel like I am being snatched away. All that is left is the crew of the other ship and the amulet which is going to [smear].'


Which has nothing to do with colours.

Since we are told when we fuck up, it takes at most 5 tries for each of the 5 buttons. Since we know what the first button is and have already failed the second button once, we need a maximum of 19 tries. It seems statistically unlikely that we will fuck up four times on every step, so we hopefully only need 10 tries.

Assuming no colour repeats until we're proven otherwise, just brute force the thing.
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Because powerful men get away with terrible shit, and even the public domain ones get ignored, and then, when the floodgates open, it turns out there was a goddam flood behind it.
FrankTrollman wrote:
As far as death and human misery goes, Tobacco is basically World War II grinding on forever with no real sign of stopping in our life times. Death camps and nuclear bombs and stuff are certainly dramatic, but public health crises are always and forever bigger than wars on the global scale.

FrankTrollman wrote:
White people are basically just horrible...The entire Reagan Revolution is just white people voting to destroy their own social safety nets because they'd rather fucking starve than let black people eat.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Unless someone figures out the clue, just try every button in rainbow sequence until one fits (so red, orange, yellow, blue. If, say, yellow fits the second one, then go red, orange blue, etc).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Half a vote to modify the rainbow order to prioritise colours that have not yet appeared in the sequence until and unless it turns out that one of the correct button presses is a repeat of an earlier colour
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Because powerful men get away with terrible shit, and even the public domain ones get ignored, and then, when the floodgates open, it turns out there was a goddam flood behind it.
FrankTrollman wrote:
As far as death and human misery goes, Tobacco is basically World War II grinding on forever with no real sign of stopping in our life times. Death camps and nuclear bombs and stuff are certainly dramatic, but public health crises are always and forever bigger than wars on the global scale.

FrankTrollman wrote:
White people are basically just horrible...The entire Reagan Revolution is just white people voting to destroy their own social safety nets because they'd rather fucking starve than let black people eat.



Zak S, Zak Smith, Dndwithpornstars, Zak Sabbath, Justin Bieber, shitmuffin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Ok, next would be green red

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Thus endeth Amulet of the Salkti. I'll be back later to go over stuff that was missed, and I'm interested in what questions and comments people had about the adventure, or my running of it. I'd like to do another let's play, thinking of Challenge of the Magi if at least 2 people are interested.

In anticipation of the first question people are likely to ask, way back in section 118 at the entrance to the ruins:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Not all that much was missed, the adventure is fairly linear. You have the options of sailing round to islands, only you have to visit each one once, and there's little reason to visit more than once.

You can enter the enemies camp either via the ruins, or by being stuck in Freegore without a boat, and you need to make saving throws for sneaking around. You have the option of setting tents on fire, in which case you make a saving throw to realise that that's not a good idea. When you reach Sxelba's tent, you go in and kill either a man or a woman who are sleeping. Kill the woman, who is really the man (they've swapped genders as a disguise or cause they are into that), make a saving throw to avoid possession, and you've won, Sxelba is banished for a few centuries. You get less rewards than the other win.

There was the alcove where a voice offers a clue, that's not a trap, that's a test. You fight 2 plague zombie (with MR of 3 each, that might be a typo, normally that sort of thing has about 30 each). Then you fight a giant orc, that turns out to be a giant orc shaped bottle that breaks when you attack it (annoying if you've wasted a spell on a bottle). And its full of acid and a giant squid that attacks you. Yup. And then you fight a fire demon, and after that you get to hear the poem clue about the buttons and get a magic ring reward.

On the island with the entrance to the underworld, if you examine the weird plants, if you pluck a leaf, sap falls on your feet, making them much bigger so you lose CHA, cause big feet are unsexy. Or if you are wearing boots, your boots come alive and you can walk faster, but you need to feed them or they eat your feet. If you eat the fruit you become half alive, your stats are severely weakened but you come back from the dead next time you die (that's your second half of life).

Jumping over the guillotine thing in the chute takes you to another room full of as much treasure as you can carry (though it's not worth as much as normal coins) and then on to the button room.

That's about it, IIRC, excepting for some pictures I'll post later.

Going through this again, it was mostly just a bunch of weird things stuck together, there wasn't much of a coherent story or world to this. The zombie ship was a nice idea, but not really developed well, for example. Likewise, the skull...especially as it's worse than useless very many times, including the first few times it does anything.

Thanks to everyone for adventuring.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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